There’s been a holy war, of sorts, during the past few seasons of Fortnite. Keyboard and mouse (KBM) players constantly called out their controller counterparts for “legal aimbot,” especially when using a controller on PC.
Since then, Epic have taken several steps to remedy the situation. They nerfed aim assist on all platforms, then nerfed it twice on PC-only. The most recent nerf was a substantial one, and controller players felt it, immediately. The automatic tracking took a massive hit, which was what most KBM players complained about.
A lot of the noise has quieted since this recent nerf. KBM players seem satisfied and most of the controller players are still using their preferred input. There are still some benefits to using a controller, but they have been lowered, significantly.
During a recent stream, Bugha – one of the primary aim assist complainers – was asked about controllers by one of the members of his chat. “Bro, no one gives a f*** about controller, man,” Bugha exclaimed. “Stop bringing that up, it’s so annoying. Like, no one cares, man, I’m sorry.”
“I care,” Bugha’s teammate, Avery, told him. “They have f***ing aimbot.” The two then began to debate the topic, with Bugha standing up for the post-nerf controller input.
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Bugha continued to passionately defend controller players, saying that “they’re not good anymore.” When Avery brought up spraying with an SMG, Bugha told him, “That’s all that they can do.”
It’s clear that Bugha, one of the most popular pro Fortnite players, is trying to distance himself from those who still complain about controller players. He, at the very least, thinks that the most recent nerf was enough. With stances like this one, we may have finally seen the final nerf to aim assist on PC.